NY11+ Annual Interior Design Student Exhibition

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Ruth Lynford along with Jane Blair, Executive Secretary of the New York State Board of Interior Design and Students pose in the Well at the 2015 opening in Albany, NY
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Randy Fiser (ASID National), Ruth Lynford and Scott Cook (Lapicida) cut the ribbon at the 2015 exhibition opening at Lapicida showroom in NYC

The New York Eleven Plus (NY11+) Annual Interior Design Student Exhibition, this year titled Interior Design: Educate & Elevate the Profession, will open at the Lapicida NYC showroom and be on display from April 12– 15, 2016.

NY11+ was founded in 1997 by Ruth Lynford, FASID, IIDA, CID, AIA Assoc. as an exhibition of work from prestigious New York State educational institutions, all offering four-year programs or more in Interior Design.  To date, more than a dozen schools join together each year in an effort to reach the general public, legislators and the design community through student work.

The exhibition has raised awareness of the complexity and responsibilities of the interior design profession as it applies to the health, safety and welfare of the public.

The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place in New York City on April 12 at 5:30 p.m. at the Lapicida NYC showroom, located at 222 East 59 Street on the ground level.  Guest Speakers will include Jeff Lovell, Managing Director at Park Strategies, Mary Golden, Chair of Interior Design at Rochester Institute of Technology and Scott Cook, Manager at Lapicida.  Immediately following the ribbon cutting ceremony, a short presentation will feature dynamic New York State-based Interior Designers who will talk about their exciting new projects.  Reception will follow.  Space is limited at Lapicida NYC; please RSVP by April 11 to rsvp@ny11plus.org.

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Ruth Lynford and Ellen Fisher (NYSID) pose with young New York State interior designers, (Back row – left to right), Jamie Perez (Parsons Alumna), Harrison Walsh (Villa Maria Alumnus), Erin McDaniel (SVA Alumna) and Andrew Kaplan (NYSID) at the 2015 opening in New York City

Participating NY11+ schools include Buffalo State College, Cazenovia College, Cornell University, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York Institute of Technology, New York School of Interior Design, Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology, Sage College of Albany, School of Visual Arts, Syracuse University and Villa Maria College.

Sponsors for this year’s event are the Angelo Donghia Foundation and IIDA NY.  Patrons are ASID NY Metro and Benjamin Moore & Co.  Contributors include Ageloff & Associates, Carnegie, Drake Design Associates, EvensonBest LLC, HBF and HBF Textiles, HOK, Interface, Knoll, M2L, New York Window Film Co., Perkins+Will, Scott Group Studio and Sherwin-Williams. Special thanks to Lapicida NYC, and our trade publication partners: officeinsight, Contract, Interior Design, interiors+sources and Metropolis magazines.

For more information or to RSVP to the NYC Opening, please visit www.ny11plus.org.